Aras Enhances PLM Platform

Update expands digital thread, low-code, and visualization capabilities.

Update expands digital thread, low-code, and visualization capabilities.

Aras now offers new enhancements for Aras Innovator, its open and adaptable platform for deploying product lifecycle management (PLM) and digital thread solutions. Built on a highly scalable product data platform, Aras Innovator offers a library of applications that can be deployed, configured and extended with enterprise-class low-code development tools to meet the needs of any organization.

The latest announcements include:

New Digital Thread Capabilities

New capabilities will support simplified user interactions for viewing, editing, and implementing changes on interrelated items. In addition, a new streamlined experience for configuring connections to a range of authoring tools simplifies extending the digital thread to a broader set of enterprise applications.

Extended Low-Code Development Enhancements

Aras Innovator PLM platform has a fully integrated low-code development environment. Leveraging a set of development and enterprise-class DevOps services, Aras subscribers can extend applications or develop their own to address organizational needs. These enhancements introduce new widgets and charts that simplify the user experience and navigation for analytics dashboards and reports embedded in Aras apps. In addition, advanced form design tools facilitate a more streamlined, modern user experience for applications built within Aras-powered applications and deployed within Aras’ DevOps framework.

Visualization of Complex Assemblies 

Aras’ CAD-agnostic approach to 3D visualization has been built on the foundation of the digital thread, enabling users to leverage Dynamic Product Navigation to facilitate the exploration of product data in any representation. The introduction of Aras Advanced 3D enhances this capability, providing a scalable environment to visualize and interact with larger, more complex assemblies that often exceed the capacity of a single CAD session. It integrates a feature set to explore, analyze and collaborate on 3D content, including capabilities such as:

  • Advanced search and filter (name, markup, attribute, color selection, volume, etc.)
  • Clash detection
  • Analysis such as wall thickness, curvature and neutral axis
  • Advanced measurement and sectioning
  • Geometry manipulation and illustration 
  • IP protection of 3D data

The projected availability for this enhancement is set for Q3 2024, with a preview webinar scheduled for April 25.

Optimized Connectivity and Collaboration with Suppliers

Aras is introducing a suite of supplier management solutions designed to enhance how organizations interact with their suppliers and business partners. These new applications facilitate secure, remote access to controlled subsets of digital thread and PLM information through configurable mobile-optimized web applications. These solutions streamline communication and data sharing to optimize supplier management business processes. Projected availability for Aras Supplier Management Solutions is in Q2 2024, with a preview webinar scheduled for March 26.

“Aras continues to reimagine how teams collaborate across the digital thread for product lifecycle management,” says John Sperling, senior vice president of Product Management at Aras. “These new capabilities further differentiate Aras Innovator as the digital thread and PLM solution for organizations that prioritize scalability, flexibility, and openness.”

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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